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May 30, 2012 4:25:50 AM

basically i want to make a computer that i can use to run after effects semi well. right now i have a lenovel m58(i couldnt resist buying it at just under $100) that i want to modify. the only problem is im kinda on a budgey(a few hundred dollars) because i went over budget on my other computer. i have access to 2 older dell laptops but i doubt that'll help much. but anyways any suggestions on parts would be greatly appreciated thnx. oh yah another thing would it be cheaper for me to make a lower end gaming computer from this or one that can kinda run after effects? if a bad gaming computer would be better give me a list of possible parts. thnx in advance for any advice you give.

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May 30, 2012 4:46:35 AM

in case anyone was wondering here are some basic spec and what not:
Intel Pentium E6600 3.06GHz
Graphic system
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500
Main Memory
4GB DDR3 1066MHz
Power Supply
280 Watt
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May 30, 2012 12:03:02 PM

not a bad deal for $100

what version of after effects are you planning on running CS5,CS6?

how much is your max budget?
HDD size?
is it a tower or the SFF version?
is the 4gb a single stick or 2x2gb sticks?
do you know the MB model? size uATX, mini ITX?
which OS? Vista 32 or 64? XP or upgraded to win7?
can you see the PSU Model and specs? post them. (+12 rails amps) open connections PCIe/Molex/SATA/4 or 8 pin P4/Cpu plug.

link to lenovo m58 spec sheet
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May 30, 2012 10:26:17 PM

its the Lenovo ThinkCentre M58 7244-A34 acutally
(random link:
it is the tower version btw
i actually have acces to both cs5 and cs6
250 gb hdd
the 4gb is 2 sticks
os: windows 7(64 bit)
i think the psu model is
i think the system board is a intel q 45
i honestly do not want to spend more that $300-$500(but the lower the better)
May 30, 2012 10:32:06 PM

oh yah i didnt write the psu. modle number it 41N3482(not 100% sure on this). i have no idea bout the rest of the stuff because in order to find that out i would have to open up the computer and im feeling kinda lazy but if u do need it i can find out for you
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May 31, 2012 3:19:04 PM

Ok, to update your little rig to run AE at a reasonable rate you need a new CPU/MB/PSU and RAM.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
Item #: N82E16817371033

Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD316C81609L2
Item #: N82E16820576011

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500
Item #: N82E16819116506

GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128540
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to game on it you need a good video card:

PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX
Item #: N82E16814131374
$139.99 (free Shipping)